Image credit – Fixje iPhone


Ahead of the new iPhones being announced, it was rumored that Apple could be adopting a new battery design. With the iPhone X, Apple introduced a large battery which was accomplished by using an L-shaped battery design. However this required two separate batteries that formed an L-shape.

However with the iPhone Xs, it was rumored that this could be changed into a single L-shaped battery, and as it turns out the rumors were true. In a teardown of the iPhone Xs by Fixje iPhone (via AppleInsider), it confirms that the iPhone Xs does indeed use a new L-shaped battery as you can see in the photo above which compares the iPhone X against the iPhone Xs.

There is no difference in terms of functionality as it is essentially one single piece now. However it should be noted that in terms of capacity, the iPhone Xs has a smaller battery of 2,658mAh versus the iPhone X which had a 2,716mAh battery. However Apple did tout during its unveiling that the new iPhones with its new chipset would allow the phone to be more energy efficient, resulting in 30 minutes more usage time.

Undoubtedly many would prefer a much larger battery as battery life is one of the main gripes of iPhone users, but Apple has started to support fast charging since 2017’s iPhones so we guess there’s always that.

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  • 2436x1125
  • OLED
  • 463 PPI
12 MP
  • f/1.8 Aperture
  • OIS
2659 mAh
  • Non-Removable
  • Wireless Charging
  • A12 Bionic
~$999 - Amazon
177 g
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Storage (GB)
  • 64
  • 256
  • 512
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